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March 15th 2014
Published: March 15th 2014
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Manzini, Swaziland (March 15, 2014) We made it to Manzini from Johannesburg...traveling on the Megabus Tours large comfy bus rather than the Kombi's we usually use. It gave us quite a bit more leg room, room for the luggage and seats reclined nicely so those of us just a little shy of REM sleep could catch up. The border crossing between RSA and Swaziland was interesting - quite backed up from what we experienced in prior trips. We checked through en masse with 20 passports all in one pack. We stopped for lunch right inside the border at Ngwenya Glass company where the blow all kinds of glass objects made from old Coke bottles' glass. From there it was a short 50 km to Manzini and we've now checked into the George Hotel - familiar to those that have been on the trip before. Interesting when the hotel staff starts to recognize people on the team!

Its quite a bit warmer here (lower elevation than Joburg) and the sun is shining. They've had quite a bit of rain, so the hills are quite green. Tonight is a celebration dinner sponsored by one of the local Nazarene churches where we expect to meet many of the leaders in the community work going on here. Glad we have another evening to try and get acclimated to the time change.

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